$50 NSW travel vouchers are here: How and where to use them
Plus, families can score an extra $250 to put toward their next break.
New South Wales, now is the time to book that intrastate holiday you've been eyeing. In support of accommodation providers impacted by the pandemic, the NSW government has dropped the Stay NSW voucher, giving eligible residents $50 off local accommodation.
The new scheme comes less than a month after the government released its Parents NSW vouchers. It acts as a thank you to parents with school-aged kids for supporting home learning in 2021 and consists of $250 in vouchers to use on experiences and accommodation across the state.
Who is eligible for the Stay NSW voucher?
Only 3 criteria are required to nab your accommodation voucher. You must be a New South Wales resident, be over 18 years old and be living in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA).
How do I get my Stay NSW voucher?
Applications for your voucher are now available through the Service NSW app or website under the vouchers section. They are being rolled out over the next 2 weeks with application dates dependent on your LGA.
All residents will be able to access their vouchers by 3 March 2022.
Where can I spend my Stay NSW voucher?
Similar to the Dine & Discover vouchers that have gone before it, you'll be able to use your voucher at any participation accommodation provider.
"Whether it's a quiet country inn, the family-run caravan park or a hotel in the Sydney CBD, every budget needs a boost this year," said minister for customer service and digital government Victor Dominello.
Sydney city hotels that are participating include the following:
- Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
- Intercontinental Sydney
- Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
- Shangri-La Sydney
- The Langham Sydney
Looking for more options? See the full list of registered Stay NSW hotels.
What are the rules?
These vouchers are all about flexibility and you can use them any day of the week, including public holidays.
However, they are only valid for your room booking - so sadly no splurging at the minibar and they must be used in full with any remaining amount forfeited.
You'll also have until 9 October 2022 to take your break, which sees you through the next 3 school holiday periods.
3 ways to make the most of these vouchers:
1) Pool your vouchers with friends and family
One of the best ways to maximise your Stay NSW voucher is by pooling them together with family and friends. No, seriously.
Unlike schemes that have gone before it that have followed a one-voucher-per-transaction rule, these NSW Stay vouchers can be bundled together. "People can pool the $50 Stay NSW Vouchers with relatives or mates, with no redemption limit," confirmed Mr Dominello.
So yes, you can upgrade your room to something more luxurious or book that group trip without having to juggle multiple bookings to save.
2) Use them with your Parents NSW vouchers
Families can also take advantage of both the Stay and the Parents vouchers. For single parents, that means a $50 accommodation voucher on top of the $250 in experiences and accommodation. For families with two adults, that brings your holiday discount up to $350.
Unfortunately, you can't use your Stay NSW and Parents NSW vouchers together. So your best bet is to keep your Stay vouchers for accommodation and your Parents one for activities.
Both schemes end on 9 October 2022.
3) Book through a third party
To get more bang for your buck, compare prices online and book your accommodation through the cheapest option. Many accommodations, including the Novotel Darling Harbour, will let you book through a third-party site. However, you do have to opt to pay at the property so they can process your voucher.
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Looking for inspiration? See our guide to the best places to visit in New South Wales.